Beginning in the Egyptian wing of a contemporary museum, this musical travels back in time to explore the conflict between Egypt and Nubia through a pair of ill-fated lovers. Based on the opera by Verdi, audiences watch the story of Radames, captain of the Egyptian army, and Aida, an enslaved Nubian princess unfold. Instantly enamored by her, he spares her from desolate work and brings her to work in the palace as a handmaiden. His incumbent marriage to daughter of the Pharaoh, ensuring his own power, begins to fall away under the powerful love he discovers for Aida. Her bravery and beauty win him over, as the two fight for survival in the midst of heated political conflict between their nations of origin. A gripping and timeless story of hope and the transformational power of love, unfolding with all the drama and striking visual power that the stage has to offer. Features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang.